CIS women's hockey: Julia Flinton has hat trick, named Tournament All-Star as Huskies win bronze medal

CIS women's hockey: Julia Flinton has hat trick, named Tournament All-Star as Huskies win bronze medal
CIS women's hockey championship, hosted in Fredericton by St. Thomas University:

Thursday, March 13
Pool B #1: #5 McGill 5 #2 Wilfrid Laurier 2
Pool A #1: #1 Montreal 3 #4 Saskatchewan 0
Friday, March 14
Pool B #2: Laurier 6 #3 Moncton 0
Pool A #2: Saskatchewan 3 #6 St. Thomas 2
Saturday, March 15
Pool B #3: McGill 8 #3 Moncton 2
Pool A #3: Montreal 4 #6 St. Thomas 0
Sunday, March 16
5th: Moncton 2 St. Thomas 1
Bronze: Saskatchewan 6 Laurier 3
Gold: McGill 4 Montreal 3 (2OT)

CIS Championship

Tournament MVP
Gabrielle Davidson, McGill

Tournament All-Stars
G: Elodie Rousseau-Sirois, Montreal
D: Julia Flinton, Saskatchewan
D: Brittney Fouracres, McGill
F: Gabrielle Davidson, McGill
F: Ariane Barker, Montreal
F: Laura Brooker, Laurier


Bronze: Saskatchewan 6 Laurier 3

Huskies-Golden Hawks Stats

Courtesy of Kelsey Pye, host organizing committee

FREDERICTON (CIS) – The Saskatchewan Huskies grabbed their first-ever CIS medal after defeating the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks 6-3 in the bronze medal game of the CIS women's hockey championship on Sunday at the Grant-Harvey Centre in Fredericton.

Huskies head coach Steve Kook said placing third at nationals is only going to help their program grow.
"The biggest thing you get on your first trip out here is getting some experience and getting to see what's it like...for us to do it at such a good age, I can only think that's going to have good things," he said. "It's our first trip here. To walk away with some hardware is pretty rewarding."
Both teams played a speedy and skilled first period. Plays were completed smoothly and each end saw lots of action. Laurier's Degagne opened scoring, catching the rebound off Saskatchewan's goalie Cassidy Hendricks. Huskies defence Julia Flinton found a power-play goal near the end of the period, shooting from the point and beating Laurier's rookie goalie Amanda Smith. Shots favoured Saskatchewan 11-9.
The second period saw more force from Laurier. However, penalties were the Golden Hawks' problem, as Saskatchewan scored two power-play goals - both of which were scored by Flinton. In between Huskie goals Laurier was able to add one to the scoreboard with a goal from Laura Brooker in 4-on-4 play.
Saskatchewan's Julia Flinton had a career game, recording a natural hattrick in the first two periods. All of her goals were on the power-play, and the Huskies went five for seven with man-advantages.
"To [get a hattrick] in the bronze medal game is just phenomenal," she said. "I couldn't have asked to do it with a better group of people."
Laurier was able to tie the game up at three apiece 28 seconds into the third, as Devon Skeats scored shorthanded. Saskatchwan added two more power-play goals, both scored by Sara Greschner. Saskatchewan's Marley Ervine threw a final goal in the empty net to finalize their 6-3 win. Laurier led the Huskies in shots, 42 to 26.
Sara Greschner, Kaitlin Willoughby, Cami Wooster, and Hanna McGillivray all recorded two points for the Huskies. Laurier's Laura Brooker also grabbed a goal and an assist.


Saskatchewan 3 St. Thomas 2

Huskies-Tommies Stats

FREDERICTON (CIS) – The fourth-seeded Saskatchewan Huskies topped the #6 and tournament host St. Thomas Tommies 3-2 in a hard-fought Pool A game at the Grant Harvey Centre on Friday.
Huskies head coach Steve Kook said it was critical to bounce back after losing their first game.
"We talked about simple things - beating one guy and having someone else there to support the puck. And that's something that we weren't doing at the beginning," he said.
"Maybe you take STU for granted just a little bit and you try to skate through the neutral zone and they did such a good job with sticks and bodies."
The Huskies lost against the top-seeded Université de Montreal Carabins 3-0 Thursday night. Montreal will play St. Thomas Saturday night.
The atmosphere was felt by both teams. Over 1,500 fans turned up to watch the game, and the parents of Huskies forward Sara Greschner brought along a train horn to pump up Saskatchewan fans. 


Montreal 3 Saskatchewan 0

Huskies-Carabins Stats

Courtesy of Kelsey Pye, Host organizing committee
FREDERICTON (CIS) – The top-seeded  Montreal Carabins defeated the fourth-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies 3-0 in the second game of the Scotiabank CIS women's hockey championship Thursday night at the Grant Harvey Centre.
The game got off to a slow start, but soon both teams were playing a fast, skilled game. The Huskies spent most of the first few minutes in their own end, but the team and their second-year goaltender Cassidy Hendricks were able to hold the Carabins at bay.
Marion Allemoz of the Carabins opened up the scoring at 11:02 and, although shots favoured the Carabins 9 to 0 halfway through the period, the Huskies were soon able to make it to Montreal's net. After 20 the shots were 13 to 8 for Montreal.
Both coaches thought the first 10 minutes of the period were shaky. Huskies head coach Steve Kook, named CIS Coach of the Year on Wednesday, thought his team was a bit nervous facing the top team in the country.
"It would have been easy for us coming in, first time at a national championship, to fold up when the first one went in, and we didn't," he said. “We don't know what to expect here. We're not going to know until we get put into a situation."
Three of the Carabins' had two-point games. Ariane Barker, Josianne Legault, and Maude Gélinas all contributed to the second and third goals. Montreal goaltender Élodie Rousseau-Sirois saved all 24 of the shots she faced.
The Huskies will now play the sixth-seeded St. Thomas University Tommies on Friday night. The Carabins have a rest day and will take on the Tommies on Saturday night.

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